Climbed the Stegosaur! Kind of a manky climb, but the summit ridge is well worth the effort. Our favorite summit in the LB group
Linked with LB and Concord. Fun day.
Climbed the north face as part of a link up of the 5 summits. Good cruiser climbing.
Some loose rock on the route. Overall, a fun, interesting climb to an outstanding summit.
Shirley and I climbed this fun route in eight pitches. Rock on the money pitches (1-6) is very clean and solid. The technical crux (IMHO) comes on pitch 5 (above the roof and traverse - flake/finger crack pull) though pitch 6 is more sustained (long wide terrain but most of it easier than .9). Some noticeable runouts on pitch 2. Good times.
PS Why TWO new bolts next to each other on pitch 6??
With E Sandbo. Hiked up to col between Concord & Lexington dropped gear. Noticed other groups in area on other peaks. Weather seemed perfect so left parka and extra clothing with pack. Lead up 1st pitch, hardest move down low upper part of pitch straight forward. Arrived at belay ledge, clouds appeared from out of nowhere. Eric started following and cleaning pitch, when he was 1/2 way up lightning started flashing and thunder followed instantly after. Torrential hail and rain began funneling down natural gutter directly onto belay position. I encouraged Eric to waste no time in reaching belay station. The heat from lightning strikes was intense and the roar of the thunder was deafening. Just before each lightning strike occurred skin would crawl and hair would stand on end. Eric arrived and we rapped down route in record time. At bottom of peak grabbed gear and ran down approach gully with each step covering 30'. Reached meadows below peaks and clouds started to circle away. Laid out gear on large boulder to dry in now warm sunshine. The climbers on the other peaks straggled out to meadow looking quite drowned and unhappy. Eric and I decided to hike out to car. When we reached the car the clouds had circled back around and were doing the same storm on the summits. Came back next weekend with E Sandbo and T Rashko and reclimbed the route retrieving gear left from previous trip.
With Fred and Tanya